• Donald new head coach of Knights

    Former Proteas fast bowler Allan Donald has been appointed head coach of the Knights.

    Donald will succeed current head coach Alan Kruger on 1 May. Donald is currently with the South African team ahead of the Over-50 World Cup.

    ‘It all started as a little boy in Bloemfontein many moons ago. That’s where I went to school and learned my game. I met a lot of influential people that showed me the right way and coming back now in the capacity where I can help a team move forward is something very exciting for me,’ said Donald.

    ‘I have wanted to do this coaching position for a long time and I look forward to this challenge. It is a big challenge. We have not had the best of seasons in the past years in terms of consistency and winning games, and most of all winning trophies.

    ‘It is a young team and there are a lot of good young players around, not just in the VKB Knights squad, there’s some good talent in the two senior provincial squads as well.’

    Donald, who was recently inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame, has previously worked on the coaching staff of England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

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